The following activities are ONLY offered to guests staying at the village:
Getting to Nadrau:
The first "village" activity is the fantastically scenic two and a half hour four wheel drive trip from the town of Tavua to Nadrau.
Image right: The view above the village of Nadrau
More at this link
On your arrival at Nadrau you will be the guests of honour at a traditional "sevu sevu" welcoming ceremony. We suggest homestay guests to Nadrau get one kilo of kava (costing about F$20 to F$30) before arrival - shops in Nadi sells kava. This kava is presented to the village Chief at the sevu sevu - the Chief then gives you the "keys" to the village. In effect you have the Chief's blessing and have the honour of becoming a member of the village. After the sevu sevu Ben will introduce you to villagers, show you the school, the community hall, the largest bure in Nadrau and the village green.
The extended tour to the old cannibal village can be seen below.
Time: about 1.5 hours
Free to guests.
Traditional Wild Pig Hunting:
The villagers of Naiseuseu go wild pig hunting - pig being an important source of food.
For a small charge you can join the villagers and their dogs and participate in the medieval sport of pig hunting - a traditional activity referred to in that famous book "The Lord of the Flies". The villagers round up their dogs and armed only with spears embark on the hunt through the bush - when a pig is cornered by the dogs it is then killed with the spears.
This is not an activity for the weak at heart.
Cost F$15 per person (no person under 18).
The historic four or seven day treks across Viti Levu:
More about this amazing experience at this link.
Other walking treks
to Nabutautau (also known as Navatusila - place of the pointed stone) where Thomas Baker of the London Missionary Society was killed and eaten in 1867 by cannibals from the village -click on image right to see the spot he was killed*.
to the old village of Nadrua Makawa (where you can visit the cannibal's killing stone, the pond where the dead bodies were washed before eating and old village remains beside the Sigatoka river
*Apparently Baker's mistake was to remove his borrowed hat from the head of the village Chief. Touching the head of a Chief in Fiji is strictly forbidden. The isolated village of Nabutautau was apparently cursed following Baker's killing - there are still no roads, electricity, school or medical facilities.
Image right: In 2003 the villagers at Nabutautau presented Baker's descendents with a slaughtered cow and 100 tabua (whale teeth) in an attempt to break the "curse".
These treks are for people who are of above average fitness as there is a long and quite steep climb back to Nadrau. The treks takes a whole day and you will have a picnic when you arrive at Nabutautau or the old village. At the old village and Nabutatau you can swim in the upper waters of the Sigatoka river.
Alternatively, for the less fit, you can ask your guide to take you a walk where there are no steep hills.
Cost F$15 per person - includes lunch
Climb Mount Victoria - Fiji's highest mountain:
The local fable is that you cannot just climb Mount Victoria. If you plan to climb it it will hide itself under a blanket of cloud before you get to the top. The only way to climb it is by surprise with the help of a local guide during your holidays in Fiji.
Image right: Mount Victoria a great climbing challenge
You have to take a lorry from Nadrau to the village of Navai where you will meet your guide.
There are fantastic views of Viti Levu and the Yasawa Island group from the top of this mountain.
The trek takes the whole day and should only be undertaken by fit people. Lunch is served on the top of Mount Victoria.
The costs are F$20 per person and F$20 for petrol for groups of four or more there is no cost for transport to and from Mount Victoria.
Monasavi Hydro Scheme
Like Mount Victoria you can spend a day relaxing on the shores of this beautiful man made Fijian lake - and relax and enjoy a picnic lunch.
The costs are F$20 per person and F$20 for petrol for groups of four or more there is no cost for transport to and from Mount Victoria